Mclean Hospital

Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC

McLean Hospital Title:

Biography:

Loretta Givens, MS, MSN, PCNS, BC is a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist in McLean’s LEADER Outpatient Clinic and at Pentucket Medical Associates. She is currently providing medication management to adults with psychiatric illness in a primary care setting as well as working with first responders in the LEADER program.

Prior to coming to McLean, Ms. Givens had a variety of clinical experiences and began her career as a mental health therapist working in forensic psychiatry. She went on to work in general psychiatry, providing therapy in both inpatient and outpatient settings before returning to school to obtain her nursing degree with a specialization in adult primary care and psychiatry. Since that time, she has provided consultation liaison services to medically ill patients, as well as providing medication consultation to patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Expertise:

Mood DisordersPsychotic DisordersTrauma

Education & Training:

Degrees:
  • 1982 BA in Psychology University of Central Florida
  • 1984 MS in Clinical Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • 1999 BSN, Yale University
  • 2001 MSN, Yale University
Board Certifications:
  • 1984 Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Department of Public Health, Florida
  • 1987 Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 1999 Registered Nurse, Department of Public Health, Connecticut
  • 2001 Registered Nurse/Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Department of Health, Rhode Island
  • 2003 Registered Nurse/Advance Practice Registered Nurse, Department of Public Health Georgia
  • 2004 Registered Nurse, Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2004 Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 2001 Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • 2005 MCRS Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Department of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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Phone:

617.855.2478


Office Address:

Belmont campus - Admissions Building, Room 325